Linden Estate Winery SPONSOR OF LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD Linden Estate Winery has been the proud sponsor of the Leadership Awards for the last three years as the qualities this award represents has allowed us to showcase our wines and epitomises what we are all about at Linden Estate Winery and what we are working to in creating some of the best wine we can possibly make and creating a destination that tourists and such will want to visit. The three previous recipients Hamish White from Now, Viv Bull from the Napier Port and entrepreneur and businesswomen Caren Rangi are all examples of outstanding leadership and this year's recipient Des Ratima is no exception to this. These people are all visionary, high in self-achievement, highly self-actualised, humanistic (they were able to have people buy into their vision and go with them on the same path), they have empathy, (being able to put themselves in another person’s shoes understanding their point of View), they were not into power or bullying, they care about their co-workers, they are team players as well as leaders, they are pragmatic and have unbelievable common sense and very hard working. All amazing qualities many of us hope to aspire to.
Air New Zealand SPONSOR OF SUPREME WINNER PRIZE Air New Zealand’s purpose is to supercharge New Zealand’s success – socially, economically and environmentally. Business growth and success is essential to creating positive change. Initiatives like the Hawkes Bay Business of the Year Awards are a great way of showcasing some of the fantastic Businesses that choose to operate here, as well as giving business owners the tools to identify opportunities for growth. Air New Zealand is proud to be a partner of the Hawkes Bay Business of the year awards and look forward to working closely with this year's winners.